Apple iPhone 12’s latest leak reveals key camera upgrade

Apple’s iPhone 12 series could offer up to 64-megapixel as primary camera. Here’s what you need to know.

| Updated on: May 22 2020, 16:15 IST
Here's what to expect from iPhone 12
Here's what to expect from iPhone 12 (Pixabay)
Here's what to expect from iPhone 12
Here's what to expect from iPhone 12 (Pixabay)

Apple's iPhone 12 series is still months away but leaks and rumours have continued to spill the beans. The latest is on the camera for all the models to be part of the Apple iPhone 12 series. 

Apple is rumoured to launch four phones under its iPhone 12 series. This will include a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model.

DigiTimes reports that suppliers such as LG Innotek, Sharp and O-film Tech have received orders from Apple for camera modules. 

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LG is said to provide camera modules for 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models. The company is expected to deliver between 30-35 million units of modules this year. Sharp and O-film will deliver camera modules for the 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch models (dubbed as iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max). The report says the order is estimated to be between 50-55 million units.  

According to the report, the new wide-angle lenses on all the new iPhones will get an upgraded from 6P to 7P. Tomsguide in its report speculates the move could help Apple more stable wide-angle images. The reports also say that iPhone 12 could offer up to 64-megapixel primary camera sensor, up from existing 12-megapixel sensors.

The high-end models – iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, are rumoured to feature three cameras including a telephoto lens which can deliver up to 3x optical zoom. The cameras will also leverage LiDAR technology. 

Apple has traditionally launched the new iPhones in September each year. This year, the company is reportedly going to delay the launch to October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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First Published Date: 22 May, 11:28 IST